The second service is a valuable tradition. It is a practice which is a reasonable application of the biblical teaching on the purpose of the Sabbath, the importance that the Bible places on meeting together as the people of God and the central role of biblical preaching in the salvation of sinners and the spiritual growth of God’s people. There are many good reasons therefore to make it a priority in our lives.
The authors of Everyday Church observe that, like the early church, Christians are surrounded by people that do not encounter the gospel because it is not proclaimed by the culture around them. And, like those early Christians, Christians today have the duty of proclamation. One main thesis of Everyday Church is that this does not occur primarily in church meetings but rather through the Church-the people of God.